The Big Mountain is hungry for steep and deep. Ideal for skiers or mountaineers requiring comfort during high aerobic adventures, we made the fully seam-taped jacket with MemBrain® FusionDri – our waterproof/breathable three-layer fabric. This jacket is stacked with functional features: stretch and Angel-Wing Movement™ for fluid motion; water-resistant front zipper and attached, adjustable hood for protection; and PitZips™ and a zip-off powder skirt for versatility.
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FusionDri is a highly breathable, extremely waterproof 3 layer fabric with a wicking lining for comfort. Its unique attributes come from the combination of three specialized components. The 15 denier false twisted stretch face fabric is laminated to a very thin (12 - 15 microns) highly breathable membrane and a super light 30 denier bi-component circular knit wicking mesh. The hydrophilic monolithic membrane is made using a new chemistry resulting in higher porosity in the membrane. To limit the loss of breathability caused by laminating the three components together, they are combined together using a brand new lamination process that reduces the amount of adhesive necessary to bond them into a single fabric.
MemBrain FusionDri uses our exclusive DriClime Mesh bonded to a highly breathable PU membrane. The DriClime Mesh has superior 3 dimensional wicking. It moves moisture from the inside of the fabric via capillary action to the Hydrophilic PU membrane where the moisture is transported through the membrane and away from your skin.
This technology increases the interior comfort of the garment by enabling the wearer to feel less clammy and more comfortable over a wide range of temperatures and conditions. It greatly reduces the condensation and sticky clammy feeling typically of many waterproof garments. The wicking mesh lining prevents condensation from collecting on the skin no matter what the level of activity due to the 3 dimensional structure of the mesh. The mesh also helps increases the moisture transfer through the membrane by spreading the moisture over a larger surface area maximizing the deficiency of the Hydrophilic membrane to transport moisture through it. This technology solves the problem of condensation and internal comfort that even the most breathable of fabrics have during high intensity activities.
Waterproofness: JIS L- 1092: 30,000 mm
Breathability: JIGS - 1099 B1: 50,000 gm/24hr
DriClime® mesh is a bi-component denier gradient dimensional knit made of two different denier yarns. Using extremely fine deniers this knit is extremely light with superior wicking performance.
The larger outer yarns are a special filament yarn with an open capillary structure, which pulls the moisture away from the skin to the backside of the mesh where it spreads to increase evaporation. The dimensional structure of the knit combined with the smaller denier yarns on the backside of the mesh increase the surface area allowing for greater moisture holding capacity.
This technology increases the interior comfort of the garment by enabling the wearer to feel less clammy and more comfortable over a wide range of temperatures and conditions. The mesh prevents condensation from collecting on the skin no matter what the level of activity due to its 3 dimensional structure. The dimensional knit structure also helps by spreading the moisture over a larger surface area maximizing the efficiency of the evaporate process. This technology solves the problem of condensation and internal comfort that even the most breathable of fabrics have problems with during high intensity activities.
Content: 78% Polyester, 22% Nylon
Total Weight: 32 g/m2
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